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I. Be determined in the desire to worship. (Vv 1-2)

II. Be perceptive of the problems with worship. (Vv 3-8)

John 3:19 ESV
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil.

III. Be extravagant in the exercise of worship. (Vv 9-11)

IV. Be confident of the continuation of worship. (V 12)

Revelation 11:15–16 ESV
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.” And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,

Big Idea: We must worship Jesus for He is Christ the King.

Study Guide
What is your least favorite Christmas gift you’ve ever received? In contrast, what is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever been given? Why do your reactions to gifts, whether good or bad, matter?
Since the wise men were pagan astrologers, why would they leave everything in order to follow the star?
In contrast, what is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever been given?
Since the wise men were pagan astrologers, why would they leave everything in order to follow the star?
Why was King Herod troubled by the news of the newborn King of the Jews? How can people today manifest a similar response to Jesus?
Why was King Herod troubled by the news of the newborn King of the Jews? How can people today manifest a similar response to Jesus?
Why do your reactions to gifts, whether good or bad, matter?
Note the responses of the wise men upon seeing Jesus. How was their reaction to Jesus both similar and different to the response Christians make to Christ?
Note the responses of the wise men upon seeing Jesus. How was their reaction to Jesus both similar and different to the response Christians make to Christ?
How did God use pagan wisdom to lead them to ultimate wisdom—His Son?
In drawing the wise men to Christ, what did God reveal about His plan for the Gentiles (non-Jews)?
In drawing the wise men to Christ, what did God reveal about His plan for the Gentiles (non-Jews)?
What does it tell you about the nature of God and His gospel that pagans were invited to worship His Son?
What does it tell you about the nature of God and His gospel that pagans were invited to worship His Son?
Look at verse 11. What three gifts do the wise men give Jesus? What is the significance of these gifts?
Look at verse 11. What three gifts do the wise men give Jesus? What is the significance of these gifts?
Have you had to leave anything to find Jesus?
Have you had to leave anything to find Jesus?
How do the wise men’s actions model both humility and awe in worship for us?
How do the wise men’s actions model both humility and awe in worship for us?
Jesus’ birth shattered religious and cultural barriers. How does He still do this today?
Jesus’ birth shattered religious and cultural barriers. How does He still do this today?
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